Avocado Cream Cheese Turnovers Recipe

Meghan Yager | Cake 'n Knife

Avocado Cream Cheese Turnovers will be your tailgating snack of the season. Bursting with flavor, you'll enjoy every single bite!

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Oh boy you guys, I think I just stumbled onto the best new portable tailgating snack EVER. I mean, they are handheld which makes them so easy to snag one in one hand while you down that cocktail or beer you’re enjoying in the other.

It’s like I only think of you guys and how to help you enjoy amazing food easily, right?

Seriously, though, I’ll do it again and again and again. There’s just something special about having great food before heading to a game or while you’re rooting for your favorite team at home. I swear, it even makes a difference as to whether your team wins.

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Is there avocado and cheese involved?

Odds are, your team is heading for a serious w-i-n.

Don’t take this as a guarantee though… I’d hate to be wrong and have you come back and shame me forever and ever.

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When you take that first warm, buttery smooth bite, you’re going to feel like you’re having an out of body experience.

It’s creamy, it’s savory, it’s spicy and it’s bursting with insane amounts of flavor. These turnovers would already be insanely delicious without the cream cheese, but the cream cheese makes the over-the-top indulgent.

Then entire thing just melts in your mouth, starting with the buttery puff pastry and all the way down to the warm cherry tomatoes and spicy jalapeño pieces. They’re a little bit like my avocado goat cheese crostini – cousins, even.

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Everything you would want to find inside a turnover crust, without you ever knowing you wanted it!

Even if you are just stuffing your face with these on a Tuesday night when there’s no football on – I promise you won’t get any judgment from me. I might just invite myself over and insist that you let me join in on the feast!

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Avocado Cream Cheese Turnovers Recipe

    8 Servings


  • 1 Puff Pastry
  • 1/2 Avocado, Sliced and then slices cut in half
  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese, Cut into thin slices
  • 1/2 jalapeños Jalapeño, Diced
  • 1/3 cup Cherry Tomatoes, Quartered
  • 1/4 cup Monterrey Jack Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Water


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.
  2. On a lightly floured work surface, slightly roll out the puff pastry into a square. Cut the square into 3 strips horizontally, then cut 4 strips vertically to make little rectangles.
  3. Beat together egg and water in a small bowl to form an egg wash.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together jalapeño, cherry tomatoes, Monterey jack cheese, garlic powder, cayenne, salt and pepper.
  5. Place 2 half slices of avocado on half of the rectangles. Top with a slice of cream cheese. Top this with a spoonful of the cherry tomato mixture.
  6. Brush the edges of the pastry squares with the egg wash. Top each filled puff pastry slice with another, pinching the edges together to form a pop tart shape. Use a form to press the edges in and firmly seal.
  7. Place on baking sheet and brush tops with egg wash.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes. Serve immediately.


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Author: Meghan Yager
Recipe Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 73
Calories 105

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
  Saturated Fat 4g
Sodium 142mg
Total Carbohydrate 2g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 0g
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Meghan Yager

About Meghan

Meghan is a girl that's passionate about food - straightforward food that anyone can love. It's what you'll find on her blog, Cake n' Knife. There's not much food more straightforwardly delicious than an avocado, that's why Meghan is our avocado fanatic.

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